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#5935944 - 09/19/15 08:44 AM Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger
Capt.JVH Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/17/11
Posts: 319
Loc: Round Rock/ Lometa
A few months back I posted up that I needed a sheath made for my Bill Middlebrook skinner. I was directed towards Dink Dodger. All I can say is WOW! He was great to deal with and made me one heck of a sheath. The gator is mine, I shot it last season at Mad Island WMA with my bow. I have had the tanned leather sitting in my office waiting on some projects. I had mentioned it to Dink and he took on the challenge head on. Now I am pretty sure he is getting the rest of it to make me a gun scabbard, rifle sling, etc.. Anyway, the pics do not do it justice. I needed a piece that could stand up to the craftsmanship of the knife and I wholeheartedly believe that this sheath does just that. Thanks again Dink!



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#5935951 - 09/19/15 08:50 AM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
d.g.ruff Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 7483
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
That's REAL NICE! Even nicer that you had a hand in it too. Congrats!
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#5935969 - 09/19/15 09:08 AM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
MikeC Offline
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Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 12331
Loc: Grayson County
Dink sent me a pic of that sheath earlier this week. He does 90% of my sheaths these days and does a great job. He's the man when it comes to leather work.
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#5936674 - 09/19/15 08:19 PM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
Temple Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/15/12
Posts: 388
Loc: Nixa, Missouri
Very nice!!

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#5936795 - 09/19/15 09:24 PM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: d.g.ruff]
bucksnbass357 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 6991
Loc: Grapevine, TX USA
Originally Posted By: d.g.ruff
That's REAL NICE! Even nicer that you had a hand in it too. Congrats!


Beautiful. up up

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#5936804 - 09/19/15 09:29 PM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
mikei Offline
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Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 1668
That's some beautiful work!

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#5938767 - 09/21/15 09:24 AM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
hectic Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 552
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Yup, Mike does awesome Leather work.. That looks sweet....

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#5940070 - 09/21/15 09:36 PM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
Dink Dodger Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 1169
Loc: Lewisville Tx
Thanks guys for the compliments. This is the first gator hide I have worked with. I was a bit nervous knowing that John had harvested it himself and preserved the hide. John was very patient allowing me to take my time and gave me full freedom to create the sheath. His only request was that it complimented the knife.
Thanks again John for trusting me with your trophy. I hope you enjoy it for many years.

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#5940792 - 09/22/15 10:52 AM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
mreed Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 612
Loc: wise county
Very nice! up
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#5940804 - 09/22/15 10:58 AM Re: Alligator sheath by Dink Dodger [Re: Capt.JVH]
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